Culture and Heritage

Nunavut Public Library Services

Public Libraries are vital public spaces which contribute to personal empowerment and positive change in their communities. Nunavut Public Library Service (NPLS) provides materials, technical support and programing resources for the 11 community libraries in the Public Library System to promote these outcomes. We provide guidance and professional expertise to help Nunavut’s communities make the most of the opportunities provided by public libraries.

Nunavut’s public libraries are safe, welcoming environments open to all regardless of affiliation, appearance, belief, gender, preference, origin or ability. We help our patrons to access the information they need and use knowledge to create opportunities for personal growth. We provide patrons with information that enriches their lives as Nunavummiut and as citizens of the global community. We strive to build community based programs that contribute to our Territory’s social, economic and cultural well-being by sharing contemporary information from all over the world but viewed from a northern perspective encourage discussion and debate which facilitates life-long learning and literacy.

Nunavut’s public libraries offer a broad range of books, magazines, DVDs and other services to patrons. Other services include technology training, children’s programs, free Internet access, reference, screenings, inter-library loans, and seasonal special events promoting Nunavut’s culture, literacy and their benefits.

NPLS also has a website at http://www.publiclibraries.nu.ca which provides access to our Online Public Access Catalog and several proprietary databases. Patrons wishing to access the NPLS Catalog directly may do so through http://catalogue.publiclibraries.nu.ca .

To contact one of Nunavut’s local public libraries…

Arviat Donald Suluk Library Arviat@publiclibraries.nu.ca Tel: 867-857-2579
Fax: 867-857-4048
Baker Lake Thomas Tapatai Library BakerLake@publiclibraries.nu.ca Tel: 867-793-4657
Fax: 867-793-4659
Cambridge
Bay
May Hakongak
Community Library
CambridgeBay@publiclibraries.nu.ca Tel: 867-983-2163
Fax: 867-983-2614
Clyde River Clyde River
Community Library
ClydeRiver@publiclibraries.nu.ca Tel: 867-924-6565
Fax: 867-924-6570
Igloolik Amitturmiut Library Igloolik@publiclibraries.nu.ca

Tel: 867-934-8153
Fax: 867-934-8704

Iqaluit Iqaluit Centennial Library Iqaluit@publiclibraries.nu.ca Tel: 867-975-5595
Fax: 867-979-1373
Kugluktuk Kugluktuk
Community Library
Kugluktuk@publiclibraries.nu.ca Tel: 867-982-4406 x7709
Fax: 867-982-3060
Pangnirtung Qimiruvik Library Pangnirtung@publiclibraries.nu.ca Tel: 867-473-8678
Fax: 867-473-8685
Pond Inlet Rebecca P. Idlout Library PondInlet@publiclibraries.nu.ca Tel: 867-899-8972
Fax: 867-899-8175
Rankin Inlet John Ayaruaq Library RankinInlet@publiclibraries.nu.ca Tel: 867-645-8081
Fax: 867-645-8082

To contact NPLS – Headquarters in Baker Lake

Telephone: (867) 793-3358
Fax: (867) 793-3360
Email: rknowling@gov.nu.ca

Or by post:

Nunavut Public Library Services
P.O. Box 270
Baker Lake, Nunavut
X0C 0A0